February 25th 2020 - February 26th 2020 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh



Dr Margaret Whoriskey, MBE

Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation, Scottish Government

Margaret is Head of the  Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare  Innovation Division within Scottish Government.  She is responsible for  the  national Technology Enabled Care Programme which is aiming to support at scale deployment in Scotland.  She also has a lead role in development of policy on Technology Enabled Care and has a sponsorship role for the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare. She is active in  the European arena and European Innovation Partnership (EIP).

Up until November 2015 Margaret was Director of the Joint Improvement Team (JIT)  in Scotland having joined  when it was established in 2005. The Joint Improvement Team was  a unique partnership between the Scottish Government,  Local Government  (CoSLA), NHS Scotland, the Third, Independent Care and Housing sectors, tasked with accelerating  the pace of local change and  improvement in the quality of Scotland’s health and social care and support services.



Prof Mahmood Adil, DCH, CerHEcon, DipHInformatics, MHSM, FRCP(Edin), FFPH, Dip IoD

Medical Director, Information Services Division (ISD) & Health Protection Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland

Prof Mahmood Adil has 25 years of medical, public health and executive management experience in the NHS and USA. His current remit is to oversee the health intelligence and health protection functions of Scotland. He provides professional leadership in utilising the most comprehensive national health data and informatics capability to transform broad ranging clinical services and outcomes from cancer to infection control and promoting research & innovation in the country. He is also Honorary Professor of Health Intelligence & Service Effectiveness at University of Glasgow. Previously, he was National Quality & Efficiency Advisor at the Department of Health (England) and World Bank advisor. He is an alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School, Institute of Healthcare Improvement (USA) and Yale School of Public Health. He has higher qualifications in medicine, paediatrics, public health, economics, management and health informatics fields.

Steve Baguley

Clinical Lead, NES Digital, and Clinical Director of eHealth, NHS Grampian

Dr Steve Baguley is a consultant in Sexual Health & HIV and Clinical Director of eHealth for NHS Grampian. He has recently been appointed as one of the clinical leads for the NES Digital Service.

Steve has long had an interest in information management in healthcare, completing an MSc in Healthcare Informatics in 2008. He was appointed Clinical Director for eHealth in 2010 and sits on national groups that advise on Digital Health strategy and implementation in Scotland. In 2016 he spent a month exploring healthcare IT in Estonia, one of the nations at the forefront of healthcare digitisation.

Steve became a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics in 2017.

He has particular interests in benchmarking progress to promote clinical engagement and also focussing IT developments on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s quadruple aim.

In his new role at NES Digital he will be supporting the development of Scotland’s National Digital Platform.

Jonathan Cameron

Head of Service – Strategic Development, NHS National Services Scotland / ISD

Jonathan is Head of Service for the Strategic Development team for the Public Health& Intelligence (PHI) strategic business unit in NHS National Services Scotland, and is currently leading on Data Science, CivTech and major programmes across the NHS in Scotland.

Prior to his current role, Jonathan held a number of IT Project Management posts in the Public and Private Sector and has a strong track record on complex IT and eHealth project and programme delivery.  His career in eHealth and IT includes the delivery of the Emergency Care Summary and Key Information Summary systems which were major achievements in improving patient care across Scotland.

Murdoch Carberry

Head of Service Development, NHS 24

Murdoch leads NHS 24’s Service Transformation Programme, which is developing and testing new service models, to find better ways of managing demand and providing access to health and care. Previously Head of Reform and Change Management at Renfrewshire Council, Murdoch has extensive experience in social care information systems and has been closely involved in initiatives to develop technology support for data sharing and collaboration. In a career encompassing voluntary, private and public sector roles, Murdoch has managed: Social Work IS/IT, Business Administration, Customer Services, ICT and Programme/Project Management services. He has led and delivered a range of improvement programmes spanning strategic service redesign, ICT strategy and new ways of working.

Chaloner Chute


I lead on DHI’s technical strategy and am responsible for the way DHI support and delivers technical innovation. My main contribution is to apply systems thinking and methodologies in support of the overall DHI innovation model – creatively applying technology in ways that can bring about whole system change.

I have five years working in digital innovation, 4 years working in public policy (Scottish Government and Parliament) and have had project, programme, and portfolio management training and experience (2 years as a project manager for the NHS, 1 year as a programme manager for the NHS, 3 years as a portfolio manager for the DHI). My specialism is in Clinical Decision Support, Health & care technology and unscheduled care.

I am devoted to the idea that citizens can be empowered to take an active role in their own wellbeing. Health and care services need to learn how to work with people on their own terms. I think digital health offers tools to achieve this, and the DHI has the fresh perspective necessary to reconceive of the relationship between the citizen and those who might care for them.

Colin Cook

Director of Digital, Scottish Government

Colin Cook is Digital Director, Scottish Government.  In that role he is responsible for the Scottish Government’s Shared IT service, data policy, the development of digital public services and the roll out of broadband and mobile connectivity. 

Colin started his working life in the packaging industry before joining Royal Mail where he eventually became Marketing Director of the company’s £4 billion core letters business. Other roles have included Marketing Director, British Army Recruitment, Head of Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretariat and a Senior Civil Servant leading change programmes across NHS Scotland.


Richard Corbridge

CDIO, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

Richard Corbridge is a globally recognised expert in healthcare strategy and digital technology, with over 20 years experience in the Health and Clinical Research Information sectors. Richard has a passion for business change and benefits management in health and very much insists on a focus on engagement and benefits being brought to technology implementation.

In late November 2017 Richard joined Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust as their first Chief Digital and Information Officer with a remit of bringing the ‘Leeds Way’ culture to the digital capability of the trust and ensuring that Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, one of the largest in the NHS, adopts a digital fabric to how it delivers health care by the end of 2019.

Prior to this Richard was the Chief Information Officer for the Health Service Executive in Ireland and Chief Executive Officer for eHealth Ireland. In the three years Richard was in Ireland he implemented a unique identifier for health, fully digitized the referral process, put in place Irelands first clinical information officers council, began the first epilepsy genomic sequencing programme globally, put in place the ability to implement a national lab system and a national maternity EHR

John Costello

eHealth Project Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

John is an IT specialist with 30 years’ experience building enterprise scale digital solutions. Having worked around the globe gaining experience in a variety of industries including science, finance, telecoms and government, John has spent the last 17 years specialising in digital systems implementation in the public sector. As a programme manager for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, John led an implementation team of West of Scotland health boards and partner suppliers to develop a proof of concept patient portal and supporting infrastructure platform under phase 2 of the Scottish Governments Health and Social Care Patient Portal programme. With that platform now live John is continuing to manage the challenges of building new services, extending integration with core NHS systems and enabling more third party suppliers to join the platform ecosystem.

Professor George Crooks OBE

Chief Executive, DHI

Professor George Crooks is currently the Chief Executive of the Digital Health and Care Institute, Scotland’s national innovation centre for digital health and care. He leads an organisation that is tasked with delivering innovation in digital health and care that will help Scotland’s people to live longer, healthier lives and create new jobs for the economy. DHI provides opportunities for Scotland’s public sector, academia, charities and industry to co-design digital solutions to some of the country’s biggest health and care challenges working with patients, service users and their families.

He was previously the Medical Director for NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare. George was a General Medical Practitioner for 23 years in Aberdeen latterly combining that role as Director of Primary Care for Grampian. George is on the Board of the European Connected Health Alliance. He is currently a Board member and past president of the European Health Telematics Association. He is also an adjunct Professor of Telehealth at the University of Southern Denmark.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2011 for services to healthcare.

Mark Fleming

Scottish Government NMAHP Digital Health and Care  Clinical Lead and Nurse Consultant Digital Health and Care, NHS Ayrshire and Arran and Scottish Government  Digital Health and Care

Mark was born in Dumfries; Scotland however he has lived and worked in Ayrshire for the last 29 years.

He completed his Registered Mental Health Nurse Training in Dumfries in 1989 and also has a BSc in Nursing and a Post Graduate Diploma in the Management of Health and Social Care. He has continued his learning in Health Informatics at Masters Level.

Mark worked clinically as both a hospital and community based Mental Health Nurse for many years in NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland.

In 2003 Mark was seconded from his clinical post to manage a programme of work developing Integrated Care Pathways and exploring how the use of a Digital Health and Care systems could support both patients and their carers’ journey through mental health services.

In 2007 Mark moved part time to Healthcare Improvement Scotland as one of 3 National Integrated Care Pathway coordinators for Mental Health Services.

Mark worked on that programme at Healthcare Improvement Scotland until 2014. He then moved to the Scottish Government where he is now one of the Digital Health and Care Clinical Leads for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals.

Marks role in Ayrshire and Arran has also evolved over the years and he currently the Nurse Consultant for Mental Health and Digital Health and Care across the local NHS system and their 3 Health and Social Care Partnerships.

Angiolina Foster CBE

Chief Executive, NHS 24

Angiolina was appointed as NHS 24's Chief Executive in December 2016, having been interim Chief Executive since March of that year. NHS 24 is Scotland's Digital Health and Care Service.

She began her career in local government, where she gained extensive operational management experience in Scotland’s two largest local authorities – Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

In her work with these unitary authorities, she gained a strong reputation for driving-up service quality and maximising value for citizens. Over this period, she developed a keen personal interest in customer-led performance improvement.

From 2001 to 2014, Angiolina held a number of senior positions within the Scottish Government, leaving there to become Chief Executive of Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Angiolina is proud to work in public service and takes inspiration from the many dedicated people with whom she works. She was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2011.

Ann-Marie Gallacher


Ann-Marie was appointed Chief Information Officer for NHS 24 in April 2017 and successfully led the implementation of the new SAP technology platform across the organisation which went live in October 2017.

Ann-Marie has over twenty years of IT experience and has held a number of senior roles across the public and private sectors including Chief Information Officer for National Trust for Scotland, Chief Information Officer for Care Visions and Head of IT for Glasgow City Council and Compliance and Data Warehousing Manager for National Australia Group Europe.  Prior to this Ann-Marie was previously a State Enrolled Nurse.

Dr Lesley Holdsworth

Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care, Scottish Government

Lesley is a SG Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care with a specific responsibility for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health and was named Digital Impact Leader 2018 and Digital Team leader of the Year 2018 at the UK Digital Health Awards. Information and how it’s used to support meaningful improvement has shaped much of her career. Lesley was instrumental in developing the proactive national NMAHP ehealth network which also supports a national leadership programme run through NES which has seen over 190 graduate to date. She has held a number of national positions over the last 20 years including most recently, Programme Director at HIS ealthcare Improvement Scotland and Head of Health Services Research & Effectiveness.  In 2010, she was seconded to NHS 24 as Allied Health Director to lead the development and efficacy for a national point of access to MSK services and self management information supported though technology www.nhsinform/msk.co.uk  . During this time, as a Winston Churchill Fellow she visited Australia and New Zealand to explore digital solutions. Despite having wide ranging multiprofessional interests, her longstanding major research interest over the years has been in establishing the efficacy of patient self referral systems both nationally and internationally about which she has widely published and presented. Lesley was made a fellow of the CSP in 2002 in recognition of this and her wider work.

Geoff Huggins

Director, NHS Education for Scotland Digital Service & Director of Health and Social Care Integration, Scottish Government

Geoff was Director of Health and Social Care Integration at the Scottish Government from 2014 to 2018 and before that was Head of Mental Health.

Penni Rocks

Head of eHealth (Digital Health and Care) Governance and Technical strategy, Scottish Government

Penni is currently interim Head of eHealth in Scottish Government having joined eHealth in 2017 with a focus on Information Governance and Assurance. She has an ICT background and worked initially in the private sector  as a systems developer before moving into ICT programme roles across a number of agencies in the public sector. She was Operations Director for the 2011 Census at National Records of Scotland and then moved into Head of Corporate Services role which gave her wide experience of delivery and assurance in both  ICT/Digital and Information arenas.

Alyson Scurfield


Alyson is a proven entrepreneurial, visionary leader of service transformation, service delivery and business development in Telecare, Telehealth, Support and Care, Customer Service and Housing Management.

Her career within Telecare commenced in 2002, she has held both operational and strategic positions within the Telecare Industry and is currently the Chief Executive for the TEC Services Association C.I.C. (TSA).  Alyson has led strategic development, implementation and risk management of the Association’s aspirational vision to grow the Industry at scale and enable the improvement of individual lives through technology.

Alyson is passionate about demonstrating how the use of technology enabled services can support health, housing and social care to simultaneously achieve local outcomes for the sector and individual outcomes for service users and their families and carers.

Colin Sinclair


Colin joined NSS in 2008 initially as Logistics Director and then as Director of National Procurement.  He has since been Director of NSS’ Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities Business Unit before being appointed Chief Executive on 1st August 2016. 

He has over 25 years’ experience in the logistics, supply chain and procurement sectors working for a range of large public ltd companies in the manufacturing and logistics fields. Prior to joining NSS Colin was Regional Operations Director for a major UK logistics business where responsibilities included business development and customer account management.  

Colin’s career has been in the service sector and he brings this experience to his current role with a focus on providing high quality customer service, understanding and working collaboratively with customers and stakeholders and delivering new services to meet changing needs.